Imprisoned student activist still in prison after sentence ends

April 29, 2011

A young political prisoner in Iran, Hamed Yazerlou, has been transferred to Evin Prison’s Ward 209 despite the fact that his three-year prison sentence has come to an end.

Mr. Yazerlou has spent three years in Evin and Gohardasht prisons, and according to reports, he was due to be released on April 23.

According to an association defending the rights of imprisoned Iranians, the regime’s agents transferred Mr. Yazerlou to Evin without the knowledge of his family or lawyer.


According to these reports, on April 24, a day after the transfer, he contacted his family by phone and said in a short conversation that he is being held at Ward 209. It is unclear what the regime plans to do by continuing the arbitrary detention.



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